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  • n  a representation of a facial expression (as a smile or frown) created by typing a sequence of characters in sending email
    :-( and :-) are emoticons

  • Text messaging with its emoticons, icons and instantaneous delivery is perfect for the charismatic people of "The 'Pines.
  • I don't have the new layout yet, but a number of my friends do, and my news feed is suddenly full of frowny emoticons and questions like "What happened to Facebook?!?"Read "25 More Things I Didn't Want to Know About You on Facebook.
  • The passage was taken from a Website devoted to the so-called Golden Age of Porn, which the author (a smut-loving emoticon user?!) considers to have ranged from 1977 to '82.
News & Articles

  • Emoticon Inventor Hates Emoji Because He's a 'Fuddy Duddy' Loser
    The man who invented the emoticon, Scott "fuddy duddy" Fahlman, does not like what you kids have done to his sideways smiley face with all of the hip emoji and sticker trends of the social media, thank you very much. "Sometimes I feel like Dr. Frankenstein," he told The Wall Street Journal's Evelyn M. Rusli. "My creature started as benign but it's gone places I don't approve of." Those "places ...
    June 12, 2013 - The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News
  • Our favorite hidden hacks to spice up your social networks
    Bored of Facebook's emoticons? Tired of Snapchat's color palette? These hidden tips and tricks will take you into the underground, secret side of social networking features that you never knew existed.
    June 12, 2013 - Digital Trends
Quotes

  • Scott E Fahlman in VNUNet.com
    Yes, I am the inventor of the sideways 'smiley face' (sometimes called an 'emoticon') that is commonly used in email, chat and newsgroup posts. Or at least I'm one of the inventors,Fahlman said on the Carnegie Mellon website.
  • Grant Imahara in Entertainment Weekly
    Craig jokes about warning not to put in 'the emoticon chip,'says Imahara. "It's his way of referencing artificial intelligence."

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